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15 Rappers Who Have Shouted Out Kylie Jenner
15 Rappers Who Have Shouted Out Kylie Jenner Nov 29, 2016 at 08:16pm
21 Savage has been pretty vocal about Kylie Jenner over the last little while, but he hasn't been the only rapper shouting out Jenner on or off record. We've collected some memorable quotes and social media posts from a variety of artists that all have one thing in common -- Kylie.
Kevin Gates' Wife Dreka Responds To Him Getting Jailed For Battery
Kevin Gates' Wife Dreka Responds To Him Getting Jailed For Battery Oct 27, 2016 at 12:53pm
Last night (Oct. 26), it was reported that Kevin Gates has been sentenced to serve six months (180 days) in prison, as a Florida judge found him guilty of misdemeanor battery for an incident last summer, when he kicked an 18-year-old female fan in the chest during a concert in Lakeland, FL.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 7)
Staff Picks Playlist (October 7) Oct 7, 2016 at 04:40pm
This week started out slow, at least when it comes to new songs, although news has been poppin since the week began-- although it wasn't the necessarily good news. Kim Kardashian was robbed and held at gunpoint, driving multiple reports following the incident, and we also saw a couple rappers get hacked: J.
Who Is 22 Savage? Everything You Need To Know About The 21 Savage Clone
Who Is 22 Savage? Everything You Need To Know About The 21 Savage Clone Oct 4, 2016 at 02:52pm
One rapper who's blown up like crazy this year is 21 Savage. He generated a serious buzz off a few murderous club hits in Atlanta and then went on to drop a remarkable joint album, Savage Mode, with his city's best producer in Metro Boomin. Being a new and unavoidable presence on the scene, 21 has already inspired plenty of biters. There's one young rapper from Baton Rouge who's gone far beyond the subtle efforts of the rest, though, as he's given himself the moniker 22 Savage as well as a look and sound that's undeniably similar to 21's.
Behind The Beat: Swiff D
Behind The Beat: Swiff D Sep 22, 2016 at 02:19pm
Swiff D was the one kid in Ontario, California who was listening to Biggie growing up. "You could walk down the block and hear a whole Suga Free album from like 15 boom boxes simultaneously," he says of the West Coast fixation of his neighborhood. "My main thing was not wanting to sound like what everyone else did, but making sure people knew where I came from."
New Marvel Hip Hop Variants: ScHoolboy Q, Tyler, the Creator, Chance the Rapper, & More
New Marvel Hip Hop Variants: ScHoolboy Q, Tyler, the Creator, Chance the Rapper, & More Sep 19, 2016 at 07:26pm
Marvel is back with a giant batch of hip hop variant covers. No need to dawdle, let's jump right in. Here they are in order of appearance: Nova #1 by Christian Ward | Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book  Champions #1 by Rahzzah | Wu-Tang Clan's Iron Flag Cage! #1 by Marco D’Alfonso | LL Cool J's Bigger & Deffer Foolkiller #1 by Jeffrey Veregge | Insane Clown Posse’s The Great Milenko
Kevin Gates Motion To Dismiss Florida Battery Case Is Denied
Kevin Gates Motion To Dismiss Florida Battery Case Is Denied Aug 1, 2016 at 12:00am
Last summer, many winced as they watched footage of Kevin Gates viciously delivering a kick to the chest of a teenage female fan, who had been pulling on his shorts while he was performing near the front of the stage at a venue in Lakeland, Florida. Within a week of the incident, he was charged with battery. Earlier this year, Gates turned some heads when he invoked Florida's Stand Your Ground law -- most infamously used to justify George Zimmerman's killing of Trayvon Martin -- to argue that the charges against him should be dropped on the basis that he acted in self-defense. 
14 Rappers Who Play Pokemon Go
14 Rappers Who Play Pokemon Go Jul 22, 2016 at 05:49pm
Whether or not Pokemon Go is a fad or a permanent institution, it has captured the hearts and minds of people around the globe. Rappers are not immune to its powers, and many have taken to the streets on their quest to catch 'em all. Of course, there are just as many detractors as there are addicts. Charlamagne tha God recently anointed Pokemon Go players his “Donkey of the Day” and many rappers share his sentiment that the game can be dangerous and is a distraction from larger issues at hand.
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence Jul 18, 2016 at 04:26pm
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
The Top 20 Projects Of 2016 (So Far)
The Top 20 Projects Of 2016 (So Far) Jul 1, 2016 at 02:22pm
In the midst of a year that was already challenging peoples' definitions of mixtapes, albums, and "free" projects, Chance The Rapper asked, "Am I the only n*gga who still cares about a mixtape?" On the surface, it made sense-- Chance is one of the few top-tier artists who've never sold a single copy of his internet-only projects-- but as his latest, Coloring Book, was released exclusively via a deal with Apple Music, both his independent claim and the definition of "mixtape" were subsequently scrutinized.
Charts Don't Lie: June 22
Charts Don't Lie: June 22 Jun 22, 2016 at 02:27pm
Drake continues his dominance as VIEWS spends its seventh week now at the #1 spot. The 6 God is showing no signs of slowing down, and even a new release from Nick Jonas and a surge from The Cast of Hamilton couldn't dethrone him, although they were enough to nudge Beyonce back a couple spots. Elsewhere, the list looks very similar to previous weeks: Rihanna sticking at the #6 spot, appearances from Kanye, Prince, Bryson Tiller, G-Eazy, and The Weeknd.
The "Suicide Squad" Soundtrack Includes Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates & More
The "Suicide Squad" Soundtrack Includes Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates & More Jun 17, 2016 at 04:16pm
The star-studded upcoming film "Suicide Squad" is currently hogging much of this summer's box-office buzz. Based on the DC Comics team of antiheroes who take the same name, "Suicide Squad" will star Jared Leto, Will Smith, Cara Delevigne, Ben Affleck, and more. The film also happens to have quite the soundtrack, featuring number of hip-hop elites as well as some unexpected cross-genre collaborations. 
Charts Don't Lie: June 8
Charts Don't Lie: June 8 Jun 8, 2016 at 02:46pm
Once again, Drake snags the #1 spot this week with VIEWS, his fourth studio album that continues to beat out the competition. Beyonce moves into #3 after an appearance at #4 last week (it should be noted that she also just went Platinum with Lemonade, alongside Future's DS2
Review: Kevin Gates' "Murder For Hire 2"
Review: Kevin Gates' "Murder For Hire 2" Jun 4, 2016 at 01:35pm
The current landscape of streaming equivalent-inclusive sales numbers and streaming corporation-backed releases has considerably muddled our perception of commercial success in hip hop this year.
Stream Jim Jones' Album "The Kitchen"
Stream Jim Jones' Album "The Kitchen" Jun 3, 2016 at 10:17am
Jim Jones appears to spend most of his time these days lifting weights and playing basketball. But he still makes time in his busy to schedule to record new music. After delivering his Miami Vampin mixtape around this time last year, the Dipset alum delivered his new album this morning: The Kitchen. Jones turns 40 next month. But he's still got it!!
Staff Picks Playlist (May 27)
Staff Picks Playlist (May 27) May 27, 2016 at 09:54pm
Perhaps this week's playlist won't be as useful as usual, as most rap fans will likely have GuWop on repeat all weekend in celebration of the Trap God's surprise release from prison yesterday. He had been locked up for three years, and unsurprisingly, he recorded a track on his first day out, aptly titled "First Day Out Tha Feds," produced by his reliable longtime collaborator Mike Will Made-It.